Alcorn State hires Jay Hopson
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May 29, 2012

Alcorn State has hired Jay Hopson as its football coach, making the former Memphis defensive coordinator the first "non-black" head coach in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, accor...
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lahothan 
In a post interview-interview, when asked how he felt about those who disagree with his hiring, Hopson responded "ya'll be trippin if ya think I aint as gold or purple as the next brotha"
59 Days ago
kaycheops 
Is anying related to race gonna be a big news?
59 Days ago
Bence76360 
This could be a step forward to address the reverse racism that has been allowed to proliferate unchecked and non-confronted. Now if he will recruit a few white players (or maybe Asian or Hispanic), we'll see how committed Alcorn State is to becoming a diverse university.
59 Days ago
Morgan96332 
Not to get racial but it kind of seems to me like black players listen to white coaches more and look up to them a lote more.
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JDJ8776 
How many black coaches have been put in an ideal situation where they could excel and help lead the way for future black coaches, only to screw it up with their arrogance, micro managing, and poor communication. For every Tony Dungy there's a Ray Rhodes, for every Mike Tomlin there's a Raheem Morris. For every Doc Rivers there's a Quinn Buckner, you get the drift. In college sports, it's more than X's and O's, you got to get to know the school, the community, and the surrounding areas. In places like Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, you're on the clock 24/7. You're more than just the head coach, period. Eddie Robinson got that, that is why he is an icon to this day, with the Bear Bryant and Joe Paterno, though sadly today, there are some black people who don't know or care to know who Eddie Robinson is and some of them want to be football coaches, case and point the attendance at Grambling when he coached his last home game.
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Morgan96332 
Case in point, how many black head coaches have won a super bowl or nat'l championship? 2 or 3? How many white coaches have?
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stwasm67 
How many black coaches are there in the NCAA-I ranks? How many black coaches are in the NFL. Many black assistants don't get opportunities to interview for head coaching jobs while the likes of Marty Morningwheg (sp?), who led the Lions to a winless season, Jack Del Rio, a career sub-.500 record, and Norv Turner get second chance after second chance after second chance. Not a lot of black head coaches have won national championships and Super Bowls because there aren't that many compared to their white counterparts. It's amazing you feel qualified to explain the black experience. Try again.
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Morgan96332 
Just sayin'
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tcaliope32 
W H A T ?
59 Days ago
kamulzeke 
Obama has hired a special investigation to look into this Tragedy!!
60 Days ago
slohioan 
Breaking News: BCS passes affirmative action policy. Highest ranked HBCU gets into playoff.
60 Days ago
sm91032 
How did this article decrease in comments in the last few hours? The mods are hard at work I see
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IDrinktomakeyoumoreinteresting 
Chris Chase must have had a hand in writing this "non-story." Can't believe she made her way from Yahoo Sports to ESPN.
60 Days ago
Kentucky Wildcats Fan Club 
About as shocking as seeing a White guy play basketball for Kentucky.
60 Days ago
srkboy23 
I'm pretty sure Alcorn State has its share of white students, even if it's a small amount. It's not like he will be the first white guy to ever step foot on this campus.
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d2jade 
Didn't realize saying "Jemele Hill" would warrant a removal of my post.
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stwasm67 
No, your ignorance warranted the removal.
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d2jade 
Can't be ignorance if I state the facts.
59 Days ago
Rose_High98 
North Carolina Central University SHOULD have gone after 'Chuck Amato' when they needed a new coach at the beginning of 2010, but noo the hired some no named coach who had a loosing season in his first year...There AD, Ingrid Wicker McRee i so full of crap, I dont know how she was elected to be an AD in the first place!!
60 Days ago
micjay80 
Delaware State hired a white coach in the early '80s and turned the program around.
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wingding2011 
Does this mean that people who believe in HBCU are causing division as well...?
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wingding2011 
Race only becomes a topic when you mention it. When I look at this story, all I see is an underachieving football team changing coaches.
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msupolitical 
exactly, they have had multiple coaches and much division among the fans, pretty bad situation they are trying to imrpove
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